Emirates to cover Tokyo now

Emirates-AirlineEmirates, the award-winning airline's inaugural non-stop flight from Dubai to Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, would be joined by passengers from nine gateways across Emirates' Middle East network early on Sunday morning.

With this, Tokyo will become the 102nd destination on Emirates' rapidly widening network. With this non stop service, an enormous range of benefits would be brought, including the expansion of trade relations between Japan and the UAE, which has expanded by 300 pct to more than $57 billion in 2008 from $14 billion in 2002, the year Emirates first began flights to Japan.

The first flight will be boarded by a high -level Emirates delegation led by Richard Vaughan, Divisional Senior Vice-President, Commercial Operations Worldwide, along with a number of the airline's guests from Tokyo and Dubai.

It was in 2002 when Emirates commenced flights, with its non-stop service to Osaka. In the inauguration of Sunday, the relationship would be taken to the next level as the airline carries on with its commitment to this vital country.

The Tokyo route would be served by Emirates five times a week by operating its Boeing 777-300ER with eight Private Suites in First Class; 42 flat-bed seats in Business Class and 304 Economy Class seats. On the inaugural flight, passengers will get to taste delicious dishes from the newly-made Japanese menu, serving to all tastes. They will also get to see the latest blockbuster movies on Emirates' state of the art ice entertainment system, which includes Japanese audio, TV and movie channels.

The flight EK 318 will leave from Dubai at 03:15 hours and land at Tokyo's Narita International Airport at 18:00 hours the same day, five times a week on Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The return flight dubbed EK 319 leaves at 21:40 hours, landing down in Dubai at 04:35 hours the following day.